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Author Krantz, Steven G. (Steven George), 1951-

Title The proof is in the pudding : the changing nature of mathematical proof / Steven G. Krantz

Publ Info New York ; London : Springer, 2011
 PC  QA9.54 .K73 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QA9.54 .K73 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249) and index
Contents What is a proof and why? -- The ancients -- The middle ages and an emphasis on calculation -- The dawn of the modern age -- Hilbert and the twentieth century -- The tantalizing four-color theorem -- Computer-generated proofs -- The computer as an aid to teaching and a substitute for proof -- Aspects of modern mathematical life -- Beyond computers : the sociology of mathematical proof -- A legacy of elusive proofs -- John Horgan and "the death of proof?" -- Closing thoughts
LC subject Proof theory
Proof theory -- History
Mathematics -- Philosophy
ISBN 9780387489087